Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals? To work for an organization that is focused on the overall wellness of dogs, cats, and rabbits while they await their adoptive home? To be part of a team who delivers truly life-saving treatment opportunities to animals with medical or behavioral needs? Are you up to the challenge? If your answers to these questions are “yes,” we want to hear from you! Because at Animal Friends, we’re all about saving lives!
Animal Friends, Inc. in Pittsburgh is looking for a shelter veterinarian to direct medical care and perform surgical procedures on dogs, cats, and rabbits in our care. Veterinarians have access to a full surgical suite, digital x-ray, basic dental equipment, and isolation and quarantine kennels for dogs and cats. Working alongside of the Senior Medical Coordinator (who is responsible for all medical staff supervision and most administrative duties), additional key responsibilities would include development of medical SOPs, providing direction during disease outbreaks, and providing education to shelter staff and volunteers. Shelter medicine experience is preferred, as is experience with pediatric spay/neuter in addition to other basic surgical procedures.
Make a real difference for animals—join the team where we are “thinking outside the cage!”
Profit sharing retirement plan with employer contribution
Continuing Education Expenses
Paid Time Off—holidays, sick time, vacation, and your birthday!
Free and confidential employee assistance program
One “priceless” animal adoption per year
Being part of a life-saving team that makes a difference every day
Unlimited puppy kisses!
About Animal Friends, Inc.:
For 75 years, Animal Friends has continually set – and raised – the bar for humane programming in the Pittsburgh region. Our 75-acre campus serves as a center of compassion and hope for more than 2,600 homeless pets annually.
With two facilities on our campus, our full-service companion animal resource community serves our region by providing approximately 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, and impacting more than 120,000 lives through humane education, pet behavior classes, pet therapy and our pet food bank each year. Animal Friends is proud to continue to save lives … simply put, because it’s what we do.
To ensure the well-being of companion animals while ending over-population, abuse, and unwarranted euthanasia.
You can learn about our organization, its “no kill tradition,” and its many programs here:
Location: suburban area of Pittsburgh, PA 15237, United States
Position Title: Shelter Veterinarian
Company Name: Animal Friends, Inc.
Job Function: Veterinarian
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: VMD or DVM
Min Experience: 1-2 years of shelter medicine or herd health (or rotation in shelter medicine)
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Direct reports: None
Required Travel: Local only
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD)
Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Pennsylvania. (We will pay fees.)
Current DEA license for controlled substances. (We will pay for renewal fees.)
Willingness and ability to work hours necessary for successful organizational operations and care of the 250+ animals on site, including coverage on some weekends, holidays, and evenings.
About Animal Friends
Animal Friends' Mission Statement
To ensure the well being of companion animals, while ending overpopulation, abuse and unwarranted euthanasia.
Our Vision Statement
Animal Friends, a premier companion animal resource center, is committed to nurturing and promoting the animal-human bond and creating a community where our relationship with companion animals is guided by compassion.
It is our vision to:
Reduce the number of unwanted animals through aggressive spay/neuter programs;
Provide for the well-being of companion animals in need, while adhering to our no-kill tradition, and find each a lifelong, loving home;
Promote the animal-human bond through education and outreach programs;
And, act as an advocate on behalf of animals in crisis and as an enforcer of their rights and protection.
We are deeply committed to these goals while ensuring the financial security and stability of the organization for future generations.